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Chris Cornell, 1964 - 2017

MotorMog
Posts: 423
I was really shocked to hear this earlier this morning, what a set of pipes that fella had and those songs wow just great but 52 years old flippin eck that's scary

Caught them a few years ago at Hyde Park supporting Sabbath,they played the Superunknown album in its entirety and it was flippin awesome

Kind of remember seeing them at Reading Festival in the 90s but my memories of that period are pretty hazy

My favourite album Badmotorfinger will be given some bollox tonight along with a few ales

Gutted

LoudLon [moderator]
Posts: 1528
“Gutted” sounds about right. Being a full-on Generation Xer, Cornell and Soundgarden were hugely influential on me as a musician, and I've always felt Cornell would go down in history as one of the all-time great rock lyricists/songwriters. I remember the first time I heard them, I was 20, and saw a commercial for the release of Badmotorfinger, featuring a clip from their Outshined video. I remember thinking, wow, who are these guys? They sound bad-ass. Then I got the CD and man…it just blew me away. That voice, those riffs, those amazing lyrics…

Like Cobain, Staley and Weiland, Chris Cornell was one of my heroes, and like them, he died far too fucking young. Rock in peace, Chris. You'll be missed.
MotorMog
Posts: 423
Sadly this is the last ever time I saw Motorhead as well,remember the good times aye what a day out

IamMark
Posts: 909
Truly shocking and sad.

I hope what's being circulated as the cause is purely rumor. Seems like Chris had a lot to overcome in his younger years, but had everything going for him now, family, health, wealth, philanthropy, his freedom in music.

Way too young to leave.
Marko1960
Posts: 2390
Deeply saddened by this news, a great songwriter with a great voice. RIP
MotorMog
Posts: 423
According to Sky News

Quote:
The lead singer of US grunge rock band Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, died after hanging himself, according to medical officials

FFS
LoudLon [moderator]
Posts: 1528
I'm dumbfounded. I would have thought maybe a delayed reaction from his past drug abuse; I spent years as a social worker and rehab counselor, and it's not as though just because you kick you magically undo any damage your previous usage may have done. That's how Peter Steele passed, he spent years as a bad alcoholic, and though he eventually went through rehab and kicked, his heart had already been irreparably damaged by the booze. I've been thinking Cornell sadly suffered the same delayed fate.

But suicide? With Cobain, you could kind of understand it; knee-deep in heroin addiction, living his life under a microscope, etc. But Cornell? He's had decades to get used to the attention, he's been sober for years, has a loving family, a new tour, prepping to record new music with his band, financially set for life…it just doesn't make any sense. I'm more angry than sad now.
mr zee
Posts: 181
If the news about suicide is correct he must have had, I dunno, something going wrong somewhere. Poor guy R.I.P
IamMark
Posts: 909
There's speculation that this made have been an auto-erotic suffocation. Early reports said he was found slumped over in his bathroom. Then the coroner came out and said the cause of death was suicide by hanging.

It's pretty strange. For reasons said, I have a hard time believing it was depression. All the interviews I've seen and read from him indicate that he was a very positive person. I thought he was a bit of a health-junkie now as well with eating right and being careful of what he put in his body.

But like Lon said, perhaps old demons come back to visit, and he wasn't able to handle them this time around. Or maybe something kinky went terribly wrong.

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